Thursday, January 28, 2010

Books of the West - 10

TOMBSTONE, Gun-Toting, Cattle Rustling Days in Old Arizona, by the Author of "The Sage of Billy the Kid," Walter Noble Burns, is the dust-jacket printing. Inside, the title page reads in part: Tombstone, An Iliad of the Southwest, by Walter Noble Burns. This book was published in New York by Grosset and Dunlap. The copyright page reads Copyright 1929, by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., Copyright 1927 by Doubleday, Page and Company. The parts remaining of the dust jacket is the front, which has stuck to the book cover, the front inside flap, and the back inside flap, which is an advertisement for another book, Coronado's Children, by J. Frank Dobie, and is a loose piece of paper.

It has illustrations by Will James and Photographs supplied through the courtesy of N. H. Rose of San Antonio, Texas.

The front inside flap states, "As history it is an accurate picture; as a story it holds you spellbound from the first page to the last." It is a detailed history of Tombstone with all the characters who played a part in it from the discovery of silver by Ed Schifflein to the shootout at the corral and the events following. There are 388 pages of excitement waiting for the lovers and followers of this part of the country called the West.


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